News headlines in August 2010, page 2

  1. EGYPT: Military Court Sentences Civilian Workers

    Tuesday, August 31, 2010

    An Egyptian military court handed down sentences Monday in the trial of eight civilian factory workers who led a protest against deteriorating safety conditions in an army-owned factory. Rights groups say the trial should never have taken place.

  2. INDIA: Kashmiri Youngsters Wage Online Struggle

    Monday, August 30, 2010

    Rasik Rasheed’s (not his real name) hefty Internet bills hardly bother his family. Cooped up at home due to curfews and strikes here for nearly three months now, youngsters like him have been busy not just with their studies but with waging what they call the Kashmir struggle on the Internet.

  3. JAPAN: Househusbands Giving Birth To More Gender Equality

    Monday, August 30, 2010

    Since their first child was born 16 years ago, Hiroyuki Ozaki has taken care of the household, relinquishing his traditional role as the main breadwinner while his wife held on to her career in the travel industry.

  4. US-MIDEAST: Light At End of Tunnel Elusive Despite Obama’s Efforts

    Monday, August 30, 2010

    President Barack Obama will try this week to underline his progress in extricating the United States from the morass his predecessor's 'global war on terror' in the Greater Middle East.

  5. MINING-CHILE: Make Good on Concern for Worker Safety, Say Unions

    Monday, August 30, 2010

    While efforts get underway to try to rescue the 33 miners who are trapped 700 metres underground in a mine in northern Chile, trade unions are calling on the country's political leaders to tackle the underlying problems of worker safety.

  6. SOUTH AMERICA: Argentine Beef Overtaken by Mercosur Partners

    Monday, August 30, 2010

    South America's Mercosur trade bloc is becoming established as the top world producer of beef, with 40 percent of the international market. But while in Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay production and exports are growing, Argentina, the home of the legendary 'asado' barbecue, is falling behind.

  7. SOUTH AFRICA: ‘Tea Bag’ Filter Provides Safe Drinking Water

    Monday, August 30, 2010

    Though it may look like a tea bag, straining water through this recently developed filter could provide a cheap, easily replenished source of water for those who need it most.

  8. EAST AFRICA: Protecting Lake Victoria's Top Predator

    Monday, August 30, 2010

    Coordinated conservation measures to arrest the steep decline of stocks of Nile perch in Lake Victoria are showing encouraging results - for fish, if not for fishing communities around the lake.

  9. US: New Banking Overhaul More Like An Under-Haul

    Monday, August 30, 2010

    On July 21, 2010, U.S. President Barack Obama signed into law the most sweeping financial industry regulatory reform since the Great Depression of the 1930s. But, experts point out that the bill does not address some of the real problems behind the structural instabilities of the U.S. economic system.

  10. FBI: No Probable Cause Required For Surveillance

    Monday, August 30, 2010

    The bitter controversy over the building of a Muslim community centre and mosque near the site of the terrorist attacks in New York on September 11, 2001, is sparking new fears of government snooping on Islamic holy places - which it now claims it can do without a warrant.